Police found justified in fatal shooting of man in Arkansas

arkansas police jstifed fatal shooting

RECTOR, Ark. (AP) — A preliminary report says a northeast Arkansas police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man the day after Christmas.

Prosecutor Scott Ellington in Jonesboro says Rector Officer Jeffery Wolfenbarger appears justified in shooting 21-year-old Gary Warbritton as Warbritton pointed a handgun at two other officers at a convenience store in Rector, about 155 miles (250 kilometers) northeast of Little Rock.

Officer was justified in shooting

Ellington wrote in a letter to Arkansas State Police Col. Bill Bryant that both Wolfenbarger and Officer Michael Turner appear justified in shooting at Warbritton.
Turner had encountered Warbritton on a city street and shot and missed him when Warbritton pointed the gun at him.

arkansas police jstifed fatal shooting
Ellington noted that his report is preliminary pending ballistics and autopsy reports.